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Breast-feeding intention, initiation and duration among Hong Kong Chinese women: A prospective longitudinal study
Wang,Wenru1; Lau,Ying1; Chow,Aloysius1; Chan,Kin Sin2
2019-06-19
Source PublicationMidwifery
ISSN02666138
Volume30Issue:6Pages:678-687
AbstractObjectives: to (1) estimate the breast-feeding intention, initiation and duration rate; (2) identify the reasons to initiate and wean breast feeding and (3) explore predictors of breast-feeding duration. Design: a prospective longitudinal study. Setting: antenatal clinics of five regional hospitals from four clusters in Hong Kong. Participants: a population-based sample of 2098 women in the second trimester of pregnancy was recruited with a systematic sampling method. Measurements: three different sets of self-administered questionnaires were used to measure the breast-feeding intention, initiation and duration, demographic, socio-economic, obstetric, complications of pregnancy and intrapartum variables at three time points. Reasons for initiating and weaning breast feeding, the formal and informal supportive resources of participants during breast feeding were collated at the third time points. Findings: the rates of artificial feeding and breast feeding were 41.1% and 58.9%, whereas breast-feeding intention and initiation rates were 85.3% and 67.0%, respectively. The breast-feeding duration rates were 11.1%, 10.3%, 10.7% and 26.7%, for the 'within <1 week', '1-3 weeks', '>3-6 weeks' and '>6 weeks' groups. The common reasons for initiating breast feeding were that breast feeding is beneficial for both the baby (89.8%) and mother (39.7%). Reasons for weaning breast feeding were insufficient breast milk (32.7%), tiredness and fatigue (39.7%) and return to work (29.6%). Partner, relatives and nurse midwives were important supportive resource during breast feeding. Ordinal logistic regression analysis identified five predictive factors of breast-feeding duration. Participants who were working part-time or were housewives (p=0.037), had monthly family income of
KeywordBreast feeding Duration Initiation Intention
DOI10.1016/j.midw.2013.07.015
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Language英语
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.Alice Lee Centre for Nursing StudiesYong Loo Lin School of MedicineClinical Research CentreNational University of Singapore,Singapore
2.Faculty of Social Sciences and HumanitiesUniversity of MacauMacau Special Administration Region (SAR),Macao
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Wang,Wenru,Lau,Ying,Chow,Aloysius,et al. Breast-feeding intention, initiation and duration among Hong Kong Chinese women: A prospective longitudinal study[J]. Midwifery,2019,30(6):678-687.
APA Wang,Wenru,Lau,Ying,Chow,Aloysius,&Chan,Kin Sin.(2019).Breast-feeding intention, initiation and duration among Hong Kong Chinese women: A prospective longitudinal study.Midwifery,30(6),678-687.
MLA Wang,Wenru,et al."Breast-feeding intention, initiation and duration among Hong Kong Chinese women: A prospective longitudinal study".Midwifery 30.6(2019):678-687.
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